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Northamptonshire Warehouse Sprinkler Activation

20 September 2022 @ 6:36 pm - 10:00 pm

  • Fire Rescue Service; Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS)
  • Incident; Fire
  • When; 20 September 2022
  • Time of call; 18:36
  • Where, Northamptonshire
  • Occupancy; Warehouse, distribution centre
  • Automatic fire suppression System; Commercial sprinkler system

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service have reported the following 4 pump fire involving a single storey warehouse distribution centre (80,000m²) resulting in the activation of the premises commercial sprinkler system.


  • External fire involving the premises carboard baler located in the loading bay
  • 1x sprinkler head actuated
  • Containing/controlling the fire prior to the arrival of NFRS
  • On arrival crews identified that the loading bay was heavily smoke logged.
  • The premises was immediately evacuated in accordance with the premises emergency action plan
  • Breathing apparatus crews were committed extinguishing the fire with a hose reel jet
  • It is reported that crews left the incident after 22:00
  • No injuries were reported

Sprinkler System

  • BS12845
  • Water supply dedicated storage tank

Business Continuity, this incident clearly demonstrates the inclusion of fire sprinklers

  • Prevent major financial and equipment losses for UK Businesses
  • Offer business owners technology which reduces risk to life and degree of damage caused in the event of a fire
  • Increase resilience to fire incidents controlling/extinguishing a fire before the arrival of the FRS
  • Reduce the impact from fire on business allowing the business to be back up and running within a short period of time

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20 September 2022
6:36 pm - 10:00 pm